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IT raids: Delhi BJP demands removal of Transport Minister Gahlot

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

on Wednesday demanded removal of from his post after raids were conducted by the (ITD) on premises linked to him.

The BJP's said Gahlot should cooperate in the probe because it's the duty of the agency to investigate allegations levelled against anyone no matter how powerful they are.

Tiwari claimed that the raids were conducted on the basis of complaints filed by "some members".

"The is a responsible man and he should cooperate in the probe. If you are clean, you do not have to worry. Agencies need to investigate allegations levelled against individuals no matter how powerful they are," he said.

BJP's of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said the raids conducted at Gahlot's premises prove that the (AAP) has turned into "Khaas Aadmi Party" (special people party).

"should immediately remove as in view of the income tax raids at premises linked to him," Gupta said.

He accused the of levelling "wild allegations" against the Centre to divert the public's attention from the raids.

"The entire of the is churning out false and wild allegations. Their only objective is to make political noise so that the public's attention is diverted from the raids," Gupta said.

At least 16 locations in the national capital and adjoining Gurgaon were raided by a team of over 60 ITD sleuths and police personnel, officials said.

The searches were conducted as part of a tax evasion probe against two construction firms linked to the minister and others, they said.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 20:45 IST